TV best bets with Kenny Rogers special, returns of ‘NCIS,’ ‘9-1-1,’ ‘SVU,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘The Voice’

50 Cent’s ‘BMF’ debuts on Starz
While trying to find the serial killer whom Gibbs had been after, the NCIS team discover another person has been tracking the case as well, on "NCIS" Monday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) . Gary Cole joins the cast as FBI Special Agent Alden Parker with Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee.  Photo: CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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While trying to find the serial killer whom Gibbs had been after, the NCIS team discover another person has been tracking the case as well, on "NCIS" Monday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) . Gary Cole joins the cast as FBI Special Agent Alden Parker with Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee. Photo: CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It’s the traditional beginning of the broadcast fall season, a now quaint scheduling set up that doesn’t remotely jibe with how streaming services work.

This means a raft of shows return to the airwaves this week, including Fox’s “9-1-1,” CBS’ “NCIS,” NBC’s “The Voice” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” Monday; Fox’s “The Resident,” NBC’s “New Amsterdam” and CBS’ “FBI” on Tuesday, ABC’s “The Conners,” CBS’ “Survivor,” Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and NBC’s “Chicago” dramas on Wednesday; NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” on Thursday and Fox’s “The Simpsons” and ABC’s “The Rookie” on Sunday.

Note that after 18 years on Tuesdays, “NCIS” is now on Mondays for the first time ever.

CBS is also airing a Kenny Rogers tribute concert Thursday night while the network runs a Tony’s special Sunday at 9 p.m.

Each network is also trying out some new shows. On Monday, NBC is trotting out its “what if?” drama “Ordinary Joe” starring James Wolk, CBS is debuting the latest “NCIS” spinoff set in Hawaii, and Fox has a scripted take on contestants on a dance reality show “The Big Leap.” On Tuesday, Fox launches “Our Kind of People” about a single entrepreneurial Black mom while CBS brings out a third “FBI” spinoff. On Wednesday, ABC brings back a new version of “The Wonder Years” —which is shot in Atlanta — focused on a Black family in the 1960s.

On cable, Starz has a new drama called “BMF” on Sunday about a Detroit drug operation that eventually goes nationwide and reaches Atlanta. (It is also produced in Atlanta.)

On streaming services this week, Netflix releases its finale season of “Dear White People,” Amazon has the last season of “Goliath” and HBO Max releases the third season of “Doom Patrol,” which is shot in Atlanta.

This covers Monday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 26.


“Reservation Dogs” 12:01 a.m. Hulu on FX (first season finale) — The Reservation Dogs try their hand at being vigilantes as a tornado rolls into town.

“Y: The Last Man” 12:01 a.m. Hulu on FX — On Jennifer’s orders, Yorick and Agent 355 search for a geneticist who can unravel the mystery of how he survived. Meanwhile, Hero and Sam encounter a dangerous group of women.

“9-1-1” 8 p.m. Fox (fifth season debut) — A series of ransomware threats leads to an overabundance of emergencies for the 118, including a medevac helicopter crash at a hospital and an air-traffic control tower system failure.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC (30th season debut) — Two Atlantans on the cast: Iman Shumpert and Kenya Moore.

“The Neighborhood” 8 p.m. CBS (fourth season debut) — When Dave starts researching his genealogy, he makes a surprising discovery: he and Calvin are more than just neighbors.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC (21st season debut) — Ariana Grande is coaching for the first time, joining Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

“Bob (Hearts) Abishola” 8:30 p.m. CBS (third season debut) —After Bob and Abishola land in Lagos, they rush to rescue Dele from his dad’s place and are a bit surprised at what they find once reunited

“The Big Leap” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — A group of diverse, down-on-their-luck people attempts to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show.

“NCIS” 9 p.m. CBS (19th season debut) — As the NCIS team searches for Gibbs after wreckage from his boat is discovered, they find out he was tracking a serial killer with journalist Marcie Warren, who wrote an exposé on him.

“NCIS: Hawaii” 10 p.m. CBS (new series) — An experimental naval aircraft crashes on Oahu, and Jane Tennant and her team must find who is behind it before classified state secrets are exposed.

“Ordinary Joe” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — James Wolk plays a dude whose choices at college graduation lead him into three separate life arcs.

“Time100” 10 p.m. ABC — Time’s 100 most influential people includes Georgia residents Lil Nas X and Stacey Abrams.


“Only Murders in the Building” 12:01 a.m. Hulu — Mabel brings her friends to her childhood home to meet her mother; Detective Williams starts to have her own doubts about the case as she prepares for motherhood.

“FBI” 8 p.m. CBS (fourth season debut) — After a young woman is killed on her way home from a lavish yacht party, the team investigates who she was and how she came to be at the event.

“Muhammad Ali” 8 p.m. GPB — Ali’s boxing comeback in the early 1970s.

“The Resident” 8 p.m. Fox (fifth season debut) — An attack by cybercriminals sends the Chastain ER into a tailspin and Kit tries to figure out whether or not to pay the ransom.

“Queen Sugar” 8 p.m. OWN — Nova shares her truth; Ralph Angel’s finances remain strained.

FBI: Most Wanted” 9 p.m. CBS (third season debut) — A local FBI case involving two murdered women and a sea of powerful men turns into a manhunt for the dangerous leader of a far-reaching criminal enterprise.

“Our Kind of People” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — A strong-willed, single mom sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line.

“Impeachment: American Crime Story” 10 p.m. FX — Tensions rise between Monica and the president.

“FBI: International” 10 p.m. CBS (new series) — Special Agent Scott Forrest and his team head to Croatia after Isobel Castille enlists their help to catch an American fugitive who escaped to Zagreb with a young girl.

“New Amsterdam” 10 p.m. NBC (fourth season debut) — Max and Sharpe wake up to a new, more personal dynamic.


“Dear White People” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (fourth and final season) Reunited amid a pandemic, future Sam and Lionel look back on their epic final year together at Winchester — which plays out as a ‘90s musical.

“Jaguar” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)— In 1960s Spain, a Holocaust survivor joins a group of agents seeking justice against the hundreds of Nazis who fled to the nation to hide after World War II.

“Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behavior, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.

“Confessions of an Invisible Girl” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — When the clever but socially awkward Tetê joins a new school, she’ll do anything to fit in. But the queen bee among her classmates has other ideas.

“The Goldbergs” 8 p.m. ABC (ninth season debut) — The iconic ‘80s family pays tribute to Pops. (George Segal, who portrayed Pops, died in March.)

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS (41st season debut) — The contestants compete for 26 days instead of 40 due to the pandemic.

“The Masked Singer” 8 p.m. Fox (sixth season debut) — A special two-night premiere event with a total of three jaw-dropping unmaskings.

“Chicago Med” 8 p.m. NBC (seventh season debut) — Will Halstead helps Goodwin with a secret investigation.

“The Wonder Years” 8 :30 p.m. ABC (new series) — A coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean.

“Alter Ego” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — Regular folks are turned into avatars to perform songs before celebrity judges.

“The Conners” 9 p.m. ABC (fourth season debut) — This TV family continues to deal with the current pandemic while navigating breakups and newfound sobriety, all while planning an upcoming wedding during a live show.

“Chicago Fire” 9 p.m. NBC (10th season debut) — Firehouse 51 deals with the aftermath of the capsized boat rescue.

“Home Economics” 9:31 p.m. ABC (second season debut) — Connor invites the Hayworth clan to a San Francisco 49ers game as he tries to close his latest business deal.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Ursula devises a sinister plan. The Gardners write their final act.

“A Million Little Things” 10 p.m. ABC (fourth season debut) — Gary struggles in the aftermath of his encounter with Peter.


“Bangkok Breaking” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Newly arrived in Bangkok, Wanchai joins the road rescue service and unravels a city-wide conspiracy with the help of a journalist.

“Doom Patrol” 3:01 a.m. HBO Max (third season debut) — Welcome the Brotherhood of Evil, who send an alien conqueror to a mountain resort on a mission.

“The Toolbox Killer” 3:01 a.m. Peacock — Serial killer Lawrence Bittaker talks about his brutal crime spree “in his own words.

“Law & Order: SVU” 8 p.m. NBC (23rd season debut) — As the investigation into a sex-for-housing scheme expands, Benson’s loyalty to Garland is tested.

“Kenny Rogers: All In For the Gambler” 9 p.m. CBS — Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Lady A and Idina Menzel are the guests who took part in the epic show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017, before Rogers’ death.

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” 10 p.m. NBC (second season debut) — After taking down Wheatley’s drug empire and discovering his wife’s killer, Detective Stabler must infiltrate a notorious crime family aiming to take over New York City’s cocaine trade.

“What We Do in the Shadows” 10 p.m. Syfy — Justice is served, both vampirically and also in small claims court.


“Birds of Paradise” 12:01 a.m. Amazon — Two dancers at an elite ballet academy in Paris find their friendship tested when they compete for a contract to join the Opéra national de Paris.

“Foundation” 12:01 a.m. AppleTV+ (new series) — An epic saga based on Isaac Asimov’s timeless trilogy of the same name.

“Goliath” 12:01 a.m. Amazon (fourth and final season) — After Patty takes a job at a prestigious white-shoe law firm in San Francisco, Billy returns to his Big Law roots.

“The Morning Show” 12:01 a.m. Apple TV+ — Stars struggle to accept new roles. The TMS crew comes together for an important dinner.

“Ted Lasso” 12:01 a.m. Apple TV+ — Rebecca is stunned by a sudden loss. The team rallies to show their support.

“Blood & Water” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (second season debut) — Puleng at the end of season one finally revealed to Fikile that she is her long-lost sister. Will Fikile accept Puleng easily?

“Ganglands” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — To protect his family from a powerful drug lord, skilled thief Mehdi and his expert team of robbers are pulled into a violent and deadly turf war.

“Midnight Mass” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (limited series) — A community experiences miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival. From the creators of “The Haunting of Hill House.”

“Dynasty” 9 p.m. the CW —Blake considers dropping out of the senatorial race and Culhane is devastated by what this would mean to the schools.


“Global Citizen Live” 7 p.m. Sunday ABC — Concerts in both London and Los Angeles including Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, H.E.R., Duran Duran, Kyle Minogue and Nile Rodgers and Chic.

“74th Annual Tony Awards” 7 p.m. Sunday Paramount + — A part of the awards ceremony is just on the streaming service, with the rest airing on CBS.

“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC (second season debut) — Jason Alexander, Michael Mizanin and Cheryl Burke are featured.

“The Simpsons” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox (33rd season debut) — A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show.

“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” 8 p.m. Starz (first season finale) — The show title is “Paid in Full” but no further info was made available by the network.

“Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — With victory in sight for his bank, Axe plots to secure his deposits by poaching from Prince, a move that proves more complicated than it seems.

“Bob’s Burgers” 9 p.m. Sunday Fox (12th season debut) — Louise must pay a debt to Millie by attending the Pixie Princess Promenade.

“The Tony Awards: Broadway’s Back!” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Performances by three best musical nominees: “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulon Rouge: The Musical” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.”

“Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — The Codys resolve unfinished business and plan their biggest heist ever without Smurf.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. AMC — Connie and Virgil hide in a house; Pope tests Daryl’s loyalty; Kelly searches for Connie.

“Scenes from a Marriage” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Jonathan and Mira share all that they’ve learned since separating, rekindling old connections at the risk of exacerbating dormant wounds.

“BMF” 9:02 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series) — The origin story of the Black Mafia Family, a huge illegal drug business that began in Detroit in the 1980s.

“American Rust” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Grace embarks on a crusade to unionize the seamstresses.

“Nuclear Family” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) — In this multi-series documentary, Sandy Russo and Robin Young have two children, Ry and Cade, through two different sperm donors. Initially the relationship with the donor for Ry was pleasant, until he sued the two for paternity and visitation rights.

“The Rookie” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC (fourth season debut) —Officer Nolan and the entire team race against the clock to locate Lopez after she is kidnapped on her wedding day, not only to save her life but her unborn child’s.